The strange occurrence of Tom Brady’s stolen Super Bowl jersey preserves getting weirder.
The piece of NFL history was allegedly stolen from Brady after the Patriots quarterback passed a comeback prevail in Super Bowl 51 last-place month.
Now the shirt has been reportedly detected to a Mexican newspaper editor and security footage apparently testifies just how Brady’s jersey was allegedly swiped.
The New York Times reported Monday that stadium camera footage helped FBI agents distinguish Mauricio Ortega, a newspaper editor in Mexico City, as its prime believe in jersey-gate. Then on Tuesday, Fox Sports shared footage from inside Houston’s NRG Stadium that allegedly testifies Ortega drawing off with Brady’s jersey.
Here’s the clip, which was shared by Jay Glazer on Colin Cowherd’s radio show Tuesday morning. We’ll break it down in a minute.
Ortega has been identified as the editor of La Prensa , a daily newspaper in Mexico City. So far, he hasn’t been charged for any crime.
When powers tackled him about Brady’s Super Bowl 51 jersey, they apparently got a astound: Ortega likewise possessed a Brady jersey from Super Bowl 49, according to the Times , as well as a helmet believed to have been worn by Denver Broncos star Von Miller when Miller was named MVP of Super Bowl 50.
But it’s Brady’s missing jersey from this year that has dragged on for weeks as a bizarre, mysterious coda to Super Bowl 51. So let’s break down the new protection footage.
After the Pats’ win, as Brady celebrates on the field, a person one acquires is an NFL or New England staffer is sided the quarterback’s jersey.
This person dutifully draws the jersey back to the New England locker room, then leaves the locker area empty-handed.
Shortly after, cameras pick up Ortega milling about on the field.
He even manages to get some selfies with Patriots players.
Now here’s New England coach Bill Belichick leaving the field while trailed by quite an entourage.
But wait! Look closer.
See that brightened part at the top of the chassis below? Ortega seems to have glommed onto Belichick’s entourage.
This apparently enabled Ortega to access the Pats’ locker room before other reporters were let in.
Drinkin’ a water. Super casual.
Here, Ortega stares right into the camera.
Ten minutes later, Ortega exits the Pats’ locker room with a parcel under his left limb assumed to be Brady’s missing jersey.
And he imparts one last-place look back on his way out of town.
Unanswered questions persist. This footage doesn’t account for everything namely, the 10 times between where reference is interpret Ortega lurking around the locker area and when interpret him departing with something folded under his arm.
Did cameras likewise catch the precise minute at which he allegedly swiped the jersey prior to leaving the locker area?
Stay carolled, gumshoes. Something tells me this case isn’t over yet.